FACTSHEET: Freedom of information in Africa

The reality of accessing government information in Africa is often at odds with the legislative frameworks in place to ensure the “right to know”. This factsheet looks at the state of freedom of information on the continent, as well as developments that have changed the legislative landscape.

FACTSHEET: What is genocide?

Today marks the beginning of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. In the Central African Republic, where thousands have been killed in sectarian violence, history appears to be repeating itself. What is genocide? How is it defined? And what role is the international community expected to play?

FACTSHEET: What is slavery?

The shackles and chains of the trans-Atlantic slave trade may be long gone, but slavery still exists today. This factsheet unpacks the forms that modern slavery takes and examines the numbers.

FACTSHEET: What is poverty?

What is poverty? “Poverty” is more than just a lack of money or resources. Understanding various definitions of poverty and the context in which they are used is essential for accurate reporting and interpretation.

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